Q and A with Ms. Vagina Science: Spotting with Implanon, FAM vs. Rhythm Method and using the Nuvaring with PCOS

This week I’ll be answering reader questions!

 

Dear Ms. Vagina Science, 

I have the Implanon implant. And while I love it dearly–no maintenance, low dose progestin, happy skin–I have one side effect. I spot. A lot. Sometimes almost as much as a regular period, sometimes not at all, but it sometimes drags on and on and on and on and on. And it can put kind of a damper on sexy times, especially blood! by! surprise! Is there anything I can do to stop bleeding when it drags out like this?

 -Bloody in the Mid-Atlantic Read More Q and A with Ms. Vagina Science: Spotting with Implanon, FAM vs. Rhythm Method and using the Nuvaring with PCOS

“Real Women,” PCOS And Body Image

When I wrote this cranky post about the “real women…” phenomenon, I never expected it to resonate with so many women.

It seems that fat, thin, in-between, curvy, not curvy, in-between, cisgender, trans, various gynecological surgeries or symptoms, or whatever, there’s a lot of crap that makes us feel like not-so-real women. Read More “Real Women,” PCOS And Body Image